Recently, a YouTube subscriber directed the following questions concerning different reverb and delay effects to me and I thought, that the answers might be interesting for other guitarists too. Continue reading “Ask the Dude: Lexicon vs. Neunaber and Moog vs. Strymon”
Since the El Capistan, Strymon is famous for their tape sounds and the Volante offers wow and flutter, tape speeds and tape saturation of the highest quality.
The studio mode provides quasi the hi-fi version of a tape sound. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”
The Italian as well as the Spanish word “Volante“ means wheel or travelling/flying.
I think, it refers to the magnetic disc of a Binson Echorec, for the Strymon Volante emulates its sounds (as well as further tape echo sounds) in a very special way. Continue reading “Review: Strymon Volante part 1”
Delay pedals are a great invention and every guitarist should own at least one. But not only guitarist can benefit from the effects of a delay pedal. Bass players also can venture into a new realm by using a delay pedal. But there is one thing you should take into consideration. Continue reading “Delay pedals for bass players?”
Starting to play guitar, most guitarists dispense with effect pedals.
The guitar connected to the amp is all you need to be happy. Continue reading “Evolution of the pedalboard”
In the 1980s, the first digital chips were used to produce delay pedals. The advantage was, that these racks and pedals were able to offer a longer delay time than the analog delays of those days and, at the same time, produced less hiss. Continue reading “Digital delays”
Almost every guitarist who is addicted to delays is always searching for the perfect delay sound.
Uncountable analog and digital delays are jockeying for space on the pedalboard.
Early 21st century numerous manufacturers recognized this dilemma and started to invent multi digital delays.
Some of them I would like to present in a three-part series. Continue reading “Effect History: The first multi digital delays (Part 1)”
This is a blind comparison of the Strymon El Capistan with the Fulltone Tube Tape Echo.
For a long time, the sound of a good tape delay is considered as the ideal delay for guitarists.
On the one hand the sound of a tape delay mostly is more warm and full than the sound of a digital delay on the other hand the tape delay sounds not as dull or wooly like an analog delay sometimes does. Continue reading “The first tape delay emulations”
I guess almost anyone who uses one or more pedals with tap tempo on his pedalboard have thought about a device that is able to tap several pedals at the same time. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: DIY Mini Tap Tempo Controller”
From now on you can find all videos of the Delay Dude on youtube.com/delaydude.
Besides overdrive- and compressor- shootouts, videos with DIY instructions and modifications you will encounter comparisons of numerous analog and digital delays by various manufacturers like Electro Harmonix, Chase Bliss Audio, Fulltone or Strymon.
Every Wednesday a new video will be released. Just have a look and subscribe.
Only 18 month after the Ojai has been introduced at Winter NAMM 2016 Strymon now presents the Ojai R30, the improved version of the Ojai. Continue reading “News +++ The new Strymon Ojai R30 available soon +++”
The first fuzz-pedals have been invented in the early 60s. One of the first pedals using the new transistor-technique was the Maestro Fuzz Tone Pedal which became famous by the Song “Satisfaction” of the Rolling Stones. Continue reading “Effect history (Part 2): The 60s – transistor pedals”
After having compiled your pedals and having put them into the right order, the question of the power supply arises. There a several ways which I would like to introduce in the following. Continue reading “Power for the pedalboard – how to choose the best power supply”